THE CRUCIBLE – Scottish Ballet
Based on Arthur Miller's allegorical play set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692 this powerful adaptation portrays the disintegration of a society once superstition and the power of organised religion are exploited to settle scores for personal gain and even survival.
It’s all brilliantly realised by the company, and supported by a shattering score by the aptly named Peter Salem. With great skill he matches sound to action: a great clatter of drums for Proctor’s unleashed passion; a whomp of violins for the wild and whirring Walpurgis night dances in the woods; screeches of strings as people meet their fate. — The Observer
CreditsChoreographer: Helen Pickett
Composer: Peter Salem
Dramaturge: James Bonas
Design: Emma Kingsbury and David Finn
Lighting: David Finn